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Radio reception Very poor reception from the digital tuner. Trouble receiving most of the strong local stations even after "optimizing" antenna placement.

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  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    Very poor reception on strong local FM stations. Solution! I returned it to the store.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    i receive other am stations o.k but one station i like to list to 550 i get a buzz then it is o.k few second go by then a buzz

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There are 2 antennea wires inside the box. spice those wires and put on a coax connector

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If antenna optimization didn't work you'll probably have to move.

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Why am I having trouble getting a signal with local air stations?


How "local" is local?

Are you using an out door antenna? Digital signals are weak and fragile. Leaves on a tree between your antenna and transmitter can cause hassles. They are not brutal like the older analog signals of yore.

Now if you have a good outdoor antenna and local stations and you still have hassles, then the problem lies with the tuner section of your set. With analog signals, the weaker the signal the more noise in your picture. Digital does not work that way. It either works fine or you get nada. No snow but no in between reception either.

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Can not tune tv since change over


The KV-32FS100 only has an analog tuner (NTSC). Unless there is a low-power analog station still broadcasting in your area, you will not be able to watch OTA stations. (I've got one in my area that barely comes in.) If your local cable still sends an analog signal, you won't need a set top box to watch that subscribed service.

Otherwise, you need a set top box to watch TV. A digital to analog converter (the boxes that were available with the government coupon before the switch over) will give you over the air stations. The basic models only provide SD output; there are a few HD models available. Otherwise, you can use a satellite reciever, cable box (for digital cable service), or something like the Boxee or Sling with tuner. (There are a few different models of the Boxee; one added a tuner with a USB dongle. The newest model of the Boxee has the ATSC tuner built in.)

Note: OTA digital signal quality is either a strong enough signal for the tuner or no signal will be present. You need to point the antenna in the correct direction to receive the signal from your local transmitters. The type of antenna and its placement will also change the number of watchable channels. You can use antennaweb.org or tvfool.com to get more information. Antennaweb assumes an outdoor antenna but gives a conservative list of stations. If the signal is split to several devices, you may need an amplifier to get a watchable signal. (Sometimes amplifiers fail and you won't receive any stations, so test without the splitter or amplifier by using a direct cable to one TV.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Poor radio reception in 2008 toyota avalon


I had the same exact problem. Toyota changed the Amolifier that improved sound quality but not the FM Reception.

THE HARNESSES CONNECTING ANTENNA TO RECEIVER (TWO OF THEM) HAD IAASUES. REPACING THEM FIXD THE ISSUE. FM RECEPTION EXCELLENT NOW !!!!!!!

Apr 11, 2012 | 2008 Toyota Avalon

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We want to hook our small Magnavox tv to a rabbit ear antennae to get only local stations. How to do this?


Unless this a new TV with ATSC (digital) tuning built in, you will need a digital adapter for off-the-air reception. Older TV sets have analog tuners, and analog broadcasting ended in June 2009. Wal-Mart and Radio Shack carry the adapters, as do other retailers. Your antenna connects to the adapter, and the adapter sends the converted signal to the TV on channel 3 or 4.

With digital broadcasting, a strong signal is necessary. Unlike the analog days, when a weak signal just meant a fuzzy picture, a weak digital signal will cause pixellation (blockiness) or freezing of the picture, or may not even be detected by the tuner. Depending on how far you are from the station's transmitter, you may find that rabbit-ears may not work too well. You may need an amplified antenna or even one outside to get best performance.

Aug 07, 2011 | Televison & Video

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My box is hooked up but it's saying no signal...I read a post from another person with the same problem and what the "Expert" said. I had already done the scan thing but it's still telling me no...


What type of antenna installation are you using? Do you have it aimed at your local transmitters? Do you have tall trees or buildings that could block the signal? Do you get signal from a low-power analog station in your area (pass-through or direct)? If you have an analog station with a transmitter near that of the digital ones, you'll have some idea of if the antenna is pointed correctly. (Digital signals do not get tuned in the way a weak analog signal does. There is no poor picture option; you either see it or you don't).

Go to antennaweb.org or tvfool.com for information on station transmitter locations that you should be able to receive (if in the US). Just enter your address. Antennaweb is very conservative in the channel list even though it assumes an external antenna. Tvfool gives recommended antenna types for each transmitter in your area. The antennas are labeled with a color code by the manufacturer.

If you are sharing the OTA signal from your antenna with several TVs, you may need an amplifier.

I've had one D-T-A box fail due to a lightning strike hitting the antenna; the tuner was damaged by the power surge. I've also had amplifiers that lost the VHF (2-13) channels after a surge. If you have a lightning protection system, check it as well. The simplest diagnostic for these problems is checking if a new D-T-A box or a TV with a digital tuner can scan the channels and then check what the signal strength is for those channels.

Some tuners are more sensitive and will receive a channel that another tuner might not see as a strong enough signal. An amplifier can be useful in this case as well. (With the amplifier that got hit by lightning, one TV was still receivng channel 7 but the signal strength was 1 out of 7. The other TV got no signal due to a weaker tuner. Since that channel was from the closest transmitter, the amplifier was checked once the antenna direction was confirmed to be unchanged.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(Antenna type, tall trees and direction are big issues. I set up a neighbor's DTA with an indoor antenna that got one set of stations. Due to placement issues, their other TV got a different pair of stations with another indoor antenna.)

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I have a 1970's Sony AM Receiver ICR-9. Reception is poor and sounds almost like it is receiving on another band. It has been a great radio and would like to retain. Bill


Do you use an indoor antenna ? Nowadays, with all gear around, like micro-waves receptors, strong motors, satellites, etc., reception becomes quite poor, unless you use an external antenna, properly set to catch broadcast stations. FM reception particularly has its signal much improved in that way. Correct demodulation requires a good an somewhat large outdoor antenna. Hope I could help. Good Luck.
Flavio/Brazil

Jul 13, 2010 | Sony Audio Players & Recorders

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I use an opoen air antenna,this morning i could get channels 4,5,9,11,13,19,27,29,38,41,49,50,abruptly i lost all channels but 11,27,49 which are local tv stations,does my tv have two signal tuners,one for...


Digital TV come and goes. Strength varies and you may find interferance can be an issue. The trees a new building. You may have to optimize your antenna or even purchase an amplifier for the signal from the antenna. Ask your nieghbors with similair systems if they are having trouble.

Don't count out a bad cable or antenna failure

Apr 12, 2010 | Televison & Video

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The phono works, but i get no sound when tuner on


This usually means that the tuner is not getting sufficient reception for the station you are trying to listen to.

Receivers come with cheap wire loop antennas try upgrading to a powered FM antenna available online or at your local Radio Shack.

Hope that helps

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I just purchased an amplified indoor HDTV Antenna to better receive HD tv. Is the LCD display supposed to be on all the time??? How can I get better reception from a broken picture even rotating the...


I don't know in what area you live & therefore how strong your reception area will be, but as a general rule an indoor antenna is never the best type of aerial to have to receive digital signals, you will always find that you pick up some good strong channels but more often the rest of the channels will be poor or non-existant & will constantly break-up/freeze etc. The best advice would be to try & fit an outdoor antenna if possible.

Jul 15, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Using an over the air antenna I get all channels but one.


I experience the same thing on a day to day basis. The key, is location of the antenna. Depending on where your antenna is located, determines if u can recieve local CBS analog v. digitial. I actually tried sticking aluminum foil to my old rabbit ear antenna legs. to my surprise, I even picked up digital channel I never knew existed. Besides, when the signal transmit in Digital, u are already prepared. Your local CBS afilliate station will be accesable on maybe 2 or 3 channels. example:

Channel 10 analog

Channel 10-1, 10-2, 10-3 digital HD will all broadcast the same programming.

hope this helps u out.

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